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Notice given 7 March 2007

3043  Senator Webber: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources—With reference to the World Heritage nomination of Albany Old Gaol/Amity Heritage Precinct:

(1) Who were the consultants that prepared nomination for the Commonwealth Government.

 

 (2) Did the consultants identify the Albany Old Gaol/Amity Heritage Precinct as a possible convict settlement site.

(3) Given that the above site is the oldest European heritage precinct settlement in Western Australia, clearly established under convict labour, why was this location not included by the Minister in the nomination.

(4) Given that the Western Australian Government and the city of Albany have already approved icon heritage status to Albany Anzac (with state and federal funding) and the implicit relationship between the Albany Waterfront project and the Residency Museum/Eclipse Museum/Old Gaol Heritage Precinct, was the Western Australian Minister for Housing and Works; Heritage; Indigenous Affairs; Land Information, the Honourable Michelle Roberts MLA and the city of Albany consulted as to the precinct’s inclusion for nomination.

(5) Is the Minister now prepared to include the Heritage Precinct as an addendum to the nomination.